There are currently two closures in effect, both on North Gateway Rock. The first closures is for the Eastern Face (including the East ledges), which will include routes like Max's Mayhem, Snuggles/Fall Crack, etc. The second closure is for the Tower of Babel on the North end of Gateway Rock, and includes Anaconda, Ryan's Inferno, The Inferno, and Triple Exposure. The routes listed above are for reference, but may not represent all routes affected, and closures may be subject to change. We've provided a map of North gateway showing these closures. North Gateway Closures- East Face and Tower of Babel.
North Gateway Closures- East Face and Tower of Babel. Submitted By: GardenoftheGodsStaff on Mar 5, 2014
North Gateway Closures- East Face and Tower of Babel.
Submitted By: GardenoftheGodsStaff on Mar 5, 2014
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
These are the short spires in between the Gateway Rocks. They nearly touch, but one is bright red and the other is white and the rock quality is totally different. The White Twin Spire has one of the most popular moderates in the park, and there is some bouldering on the Red Twn Spire, as well as some routes that stay in the shade.
Addendum: to help make this subarea work with the L->R sorting, we've split this into the Red and White Twins.
From the main parking lot, walk on the paved trail in between the Gateway Rocks. The Twin Spires are obvious and have a paved trail circling their bases. You belay from the sidewalk.
This climbs the obvious line of large pockets on the Red Twin Spire. It stays in the shade most of the time, so it is a good summer route. Back up the fixed pins as they are not very good....[more]Browse More Classics in CO
I wouldn't ever want to lead this (but then I am a wuss). I climbed this one in the dark a few summers ago & have had a thing for the route ever since. This is a route that anyone who climbs white spire should do at least once - one of these days I'll have to get up the north face.
The jump from white to red is very simple there is a ledge to land on...it is heady, the red to white is the hard jump, because it is easy to go to far. Lots of people have done the jumps. I have done both.
Gear Alert - see my photo above - one of the three pitons on the anchor for the Red Spire has come out. The other two seem fine, but given the amount of traffic here, perhaps we should get this fixed. Stewart - wanna take me up there with you to get this done?
Jim Dunn and I replaced the anchor piton the other day. I placed a 5/8-inch sleeve bolt on the west side of the summit and drilled another hole to put a glue-in Petzl bolt in next week. It was pretty jingus with just the two old pitons on top.